First off, I need to apologize for the lateness of this post — it’s already mid-May! Sorry folks! I’m running *a little* behind schedule on the blog these days. Let’s just say I’ve been a little distracted by this whole moving process. Not only am I doing a ton of work fixing up the house, but I’m also packing up everything and putting it into boxes…Read more
It’s official! After years of hunting, and looking for a wonderful place to finish raising our family, we’ve finally decided to move! I mentioned our upcoming move in my recent post “What have I been Up To (Winter 2022 edition)”, but I didn’t go into a whole lot of details about the move.
Why? Well, I didn’t have a lot of the details completely nailed down at the time…Read more
Wow! Has it been a month already since I last posted an update? Don’t worry, this blog isn’t dead! I’ve just been super busy! While it might seem like nothing is happening on the surface, behind the scenes I’ve been working like an absolute madman these last few weeks.
As I mentioned in a prior post, we’re moving this summer, and I’m doing my best to fix up our home for an eventual sale…Read more
It’s been tough to blog these last couple of weeks — Not only am I doing a TON of DIY home improvement work, but it also seems a bit crass to be writing about personal finance when there’s a war going on. It’s a financial disaster of epic proportions for those affected.
People’s homes, jobs, and businesses are already lost. Assets are being destroyed every day. It’s a truly rough hand to be dealt, and many families might never recover what they’ve lost…Read more
It’s no secret that I’ve been posting a lot less frequently this winter. I’ve been way too busy and way too exhausted to find any time to write. It’s a darn shame, because I really enjoy writing about personal finance and investing!
Unfortunately I just have way too many “high value” projects that are getting in the way of blogging right now…Read more
Is January over already? Some months seem to pass by faster than others, and this January feels like it sped by at light speed. Like most winter months, life was pretty quiet here in the Tako household. We stayed indoors much of the time, avoiding the cold and wet weather…Read more
Are you “happy as a clam” with your stock returns in 2022? If you have money invested in the U.S. stock market, it’s probably hard to be happy at the moment. Instead of the positive returns that we’ve come to expect in recent years, the stock market has been falling into negative territory this year…Read more
December can be a difficult month. On one hand it’s the coldest, darkest, and (at least here in the Pacific Northwest) the wettest part of the year. It can be rather depressing. You also have a great number of “cultural holidays” packed into the month — Christmas and New Years being the primary ones…Read more
Happy New Year! It’s time again to do the final accounting for 2021 investment gains, and this is traditionally the one-time a year I look at our family’s net worth.
Why only once a year? Looking at net worth is a lot like taking the temperature. It’s changing constantly (like the weather), and almost certainly “wrong” only moments later…Read more